Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Boys

Before I get to the card details, I wanted to share a quick tip with y'all. I was asked the other day if I knew of a way to clean acrylic blocks and I thought I would share it here just in case someone else didn't know this trick. Hand Sanitizer!! Yep, a drop of hand sanitizer and a paper towel will clean up your blocks and have them looking brand new in seconds. I got a tiny Purell bottle in the travel section at Target for .99! It's going to last forever because 1 drop goes a long way. Okay, on to the card! I just got this adorable little set in called Summer Boys. It cracked me up the moment I saw it in the new TAC catty. I knew that I immediately wanted to use this image and give him orange hair :) His hair and skin are colored in with Copics, I then paper pieced the clothing on. This Hip Hop paper from TAC was a perfect match for this little guy. It has bold, summer colors and it appears to have a great texture to it making it great for paper piecing. I followed this sketch that I found over on Amy's blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

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Stamps: Summer Boys (TAC), Mice Day (TAC)
Paper: TAC white, Hip Hop (TAC)
Ink: Memento Black
Other: oval Nesties, circle Coluzzle, dimensional, Copics, ribbon from my stash, oval punch, Basic Grey Wisteria brads
Copics: E00, E11, E21, Y17, YR14, E08 V15, BV04


Tammi said...

Oh he's a cutie and you paper pieced him, love it! Pretty paper and design, great card Kim! Thanks for the tip too. ~Hugs

Danni said...

Oh my! This is just too fun and too cute!! Love it! Awesome job!

Debra Hensley said...

So cute! Love him with the hip hop paper- love your coloring too! Great idea about the hand sanitizer- I usually just use rubbing alcohol.

Anna said...

Great layout and colors! Love his hair!

Michelle said...

Kim - thanks for the tip about cleaning your blocks. I didn't know that and will be doing it tonight!

Now about your card - you can paper piece the smallest of images, huh? You aren't afraid of scissors, lol! VERY cute - I don't know what it is about this set but I think it's a cute one too...love the boy with the frog!